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Very helpful staff.

Does provide a better understanding of a rural poet and also an insight of how an ordinary family... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
A very interesting visit

I visited the house as there was a craft fair advertised. The interpretation boards were very... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Ramsey, Huntingdonshire
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12 Woodgate | Helpston, Peterborough PE6 7ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Moving through the cottage the visitor walks through the life of John Clare. The recorded commentary is well presnted and helped me make greater sense of what I was seeing. This was an enjoyable experience and motivated me to engage with Clare’s poetry, which I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Does provide a better understanding of a rural poet and also an insight of how an ordinary family existed in those times. A must for anyone studying this period.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the house as there was a craft fair advertised. The interpretation boards were very informative and I'd like to revisit as the upstairs was closed due to the craft fair. There was also a well stocked cafe with a wide range of cakes...More

2  Thank bke004
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Being interested in John Clare we made the fifty minutes journey and were very glad we did. The entrance charge is very reasonable and there is more to see than you might expect. The people were very friendly, the information well displayed and the audio...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We recently went to see the theatre company, the pantaloons perform ‘the importance of being earnest’ in the John Clare gardens. A gorgeous setting, bring your own picnic which the actors will help themselves too throughout the performance, extremely funny! Would recommended even if you...More

1  Thank edesbruslais
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great little museum, lots of information about the poet and his life and work.Plenty of his poetry around, and a room with some good information about mental health then and now. Well presented with activities for children as well. The audio guide brought it all...More

1  Thank Carol W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My first tip would be, to make sure you do a little bit of research before visiting as I think the attraction is suited to people who appreciate the background. If its a family day out and a Burger Meal - then you maybe somewhat...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Poet from Peterborough, well Helpston? worth a look, great history and good for kids to learn of the history here, has nice ta shop

1  Thank keith2803
Reviewed 20 June 2018

John Clare's cottage is a lovely historic building, well preserved, with just the right level of information on display. Life may have had its idyllic moments but it was also grindingly hard with ever-present starvation and illness from uncertain work as an agricultural labourer. The...More

1  Thank Iveltravellers
Reviewed 11 April 2018

A wonderful, underrated poet who lived such a complex and ultimately sad life is well remembered where he used to live and work. Make sure you wander over to the church to see his burial place.

1  Thank Simplesouls
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7 September 2016|
Response from bec1623 | Reviewed this property |
Usually open Friday's and Saturdays but I would phone first to check as it is run by volunteers. I went on a group booking but I would assume there is a senior concession.